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Navigating Uncertainty: What Lies Ahead and How Targeted Technology Adoption Can Help

Watch as experts deep dive into the future of the transportation industry! Discover how targeted technology adoption can address uncertainties, enhance safety, optimize operations, and boost profitability.

This webinar was originally held on January 30, 2024 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 hour

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Carriers are facing a range of unknowns as we head into 2024. The economy, freight demand, capacity, operating costs, driver availability and safety are all top of mind, and carriers are looking for solutions to increase efficiency and cut costs.

In this webinar, a panel of industry experts will share their insights into critical industry issues and how fleet technology can help address carriers’ biggest challenges, bolster profitability and improve safety while managing operating costs.

Key topics include:

  • Transportation and freight trends to expect in 2024
  • Critical safety issues to watch in the coming year
  • Driver availability and strategies for attracting and retaining talent
  • How safety solutions can help carriers avoid false claims and nuclear verdicts
  • Ways technology can increase efficiency both on the road and in the back office
  • How to streamline technology implementation and set a course for operational transformation


Kenny Vieth is President and senior analyst at ACT Research, a leader in market data, industry analysis, and forecasting for the commercial vehicle and transportation markets. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Vieth spent six years in city government and education before joining ACT Research in 1991. Vieth became a partner in 2000 and was named President in 2010. He oversees commercial vehicle analysis and forecasting at ACT. In his capacity as the principal heavy vehicle market analyst, Vieth has become an advisor to OEMs, suppliers, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve, for whom he is a frequent contributor to the Beige Book report.

Steve Keppler, co-director of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, began his 31-year transportation career as an investigator and inspector for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers (predecessor to the FMCSA) where he conducted investigations and roadside inspections in addition to holding various positions within the agency related truck and bus safety issues. He then served for several years as the Department Director for Vehicle Systems at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Keppler also spent 16 years at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the last six of which as its executive director. While there he worked with federal, state and provincial jurisdictions and industry to advance a variety of enforcement, regulatory, policy, and advocacy issues relating to truck and bus safety. Prior to joining STC as co-director in 2021, he served as the senior vice president of member services at the Intermodal Association of North America. 

Leah Shaver is the president and CEO of The National Transportation Institute, the trucking industry's subject matter experts on employee driver and owner-operator compensation history, trends and benchmarks. She is a prominent figure in the driver community as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio, under the handle The Sunshine Girl. Recognized as a Top Woman to Watch in Transportation, Shaver is the industry's leading expert on driver compensation, strategies addressing driver recruiting and retention and development of the driver candidate pool. In addition to owning and operating NTI and contributing on-air at SiriusXM, Shaver serves on the board of directors of the Next Generation In Trucking Association and as an advisor to some of the most prominent trucking companies and private fleets in the country. 

Sarah Wicker has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience in the technology space, with deep experience in the telematics industry. Prior to joining EROAD, she held leadership positions at Lytx and Verizon Connect. Sarah holds a Masters of Business Administration from South University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising from Ball State University.

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